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About Lawrence County, Pa

Lawrence County, Pennsylvania is located in Western Pa and was created on March 20, 1849 from parts of Beaver and Mercer Counties. It was named after the USS Lawrence,  Oliver Hazard Perry's original flagship at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The USS Lawrence was named in honor of Captain James Lawrence, a naval hero.

New Castle is the county seat.



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Churches

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Biographies

Bible Records

Newspaper Articles

Family Trees

Boroughs and Villages


Other Data

1841 New Castle Directory

Past and Present Newspapers and Editors in Lawrence County

 The Road To Lawrence County
The history of Pa county territories which was formed (and reformed)
and lead to the formation of Lawrence County.

Cascade Park, New Castle, Pa
History and photo's of the former amusement park.

Lawrence County Historical Markers

Pennsylvania Municipality Definitions & Census Class Code Definitions


Recent Updates
June 2013:
Civil War Three Year Volunteer Enlistment Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark
December 2012:
1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Debbie Ovechka

June 2012: WWII Discharges; 1841 New Castle Directory; Past and Present Newspapers and Editors in Lawrence County - Updated with history; 1940 Census for Margaret L. Henry Children's Home; 1930 Census for Margaret L. Henry Children's Home; 1920 Census for Margaret L. Henry Children's Home; 1910 Census for Holy Family Childrens Home (Later became Margaret L. Henry Children's Home); Newspaper Articles - More added.; Obituaries - A couple added. ;Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915 For Lawrence County ; Bio added - Joseph Martin
March 2012 ; 20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens: All biographies has been completed from the book.; Lawrence County Historic Places : Historic places located in Lawrence County.; Hillview Manor Cemetery (aka, The Lawrence County Home Cemetery) (aka, The Lawrence County Poor Farm Cemetery) : A survey of existing grave markers By Dwight Cooper ; Tindall Family Cemetery: Burials in the cemetery which was once owed by the Tindall family.Also included is a bio of the real woman, Mary Black, who was believed to be a witch by some. ; The Road To Lawrence County ; The history of Pa county territories which was formed (and reformed) : and lead to the formation of Lawrence County. ; Lawrence County, Pa Churches: Past and present churches in Lawrence County ; Past and Present Newspapers in Lawrence County: Past and present newspapers. ; Cascade Park, New Castle, Pa : History and photo's of the former amusement park.


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Townships

Hickory Township

Little Beaver Township

Mahoning Township

Neshannock Township

North Beaver Township

Perry Township

Plain Grove Township

Pulaski Township

Scott Township

Shenango Township

Slippery Rock Township

Taylor Township

Union Township

Washington Township

Wayne Township

Wilmington Township


Lawrence County Government Center
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 658-2541

Lawrence County Historical Society
408 N. Jefferson
P.O. Box 1745,
New Castle, PA 16103
Phone/Fax: 724-658-4022

New Castle Public Library
207 E. North St.
New Castle, PA 16101-3691
724-658-6659

Ellwood City Area Historical Society
310 5th Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 752-2021

New Castle News
27 North Mercer Street
New Castle, PA 16101


Surrounding Counties

Beaver County (South)

Mercer County (North)

Mahoning County, Ohio (West)

Butler County (East)

Columbiana County, Ohio (Southwest)


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